For the third year running, in early 2014 ALTEN was awarded the “Top Employeurs France” label by the CRF Institute, an independent body, rewarding the Group’s efforts to become a top-grade employer.
ALTEN underwent an audit aimed at analyzing and assessing a range of topics relating to its human resources management: corporate culture, remuneration practices, training and professional development plan, communication, well-being policy, career management and commitments and CSR initiatives. This label rewards the values upheld internally for many years and the Group’s commitments to the development of human capital.
EcoVadis, an independent non-financial rating agency, assesses, on an annual basis, social practices, environmental actions, ethical business practices and the deployment of responsible criteria in corporate purchasing across all business sectors.
In 2016, with a score of 74/100 (increase of 2 pts), the ALTEN Group confirmed its status of “Gold” supplier and remained in the Top 2% of suppliers assessed by Ecovadis in its own category but also in the overall rating.
ALTEN, has become the first organisation to achieve “Global Partner” status with ISTQB®, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. This status demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to the field of Software Testing and its willingness to contribute to the promotion of the testing profession all over the world. Nowadays, three international subsidiaries are holding ISTQB® Gold or Platinum Partnership status: ALTEN Italia, ALTEN Sweden and Quasus in Belgium. The process is initiated in France and Germany.
International Standards are strategic tools and guidelines: integrating the requirements of these standards in the management system of companies guarantees optimal efficiency. ALTEN assessed ISO 9001 and EN 9100 (aerospace sector) for its system of quality management and ISO 14001 for its environmental management performance.
CEFRI and MASE
The renewal of the group’s MASE (manuel d’amélioration de la sécurité en entreprise) and CEFRI (comité français de certification des entreprises pour la Formation et le suivi du personnel travaillant sous Rayonnements ionisants) certifications demonstrates the efforts made and successes achieved through the procedures implemented by ALTEN’s Health and safety management system.
The CMMI model allows an engineering firm to set up an organization and processes to implement projects in a process of continuous improvement. At Level 3, the organization has a set of standard processes defined for each project and tailored according to each client context.
The CMMI Level 3 enhances ALTEN position as a European leader in the implementation of complex projects, supported with a level of specialized expertise and the implementation of the development process.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organisation representing a group of large investors, provides a reliable assessment of the progress made by businesses in relation to climate change. The analysis is based on the climate and energy data from listed companies, including those in the SBF 250, collected by CDP at the request of institutional investors and representing $87 billion in invested capital.
The CDP rating combines transparency and performance criteria with measures taken to alleviate climate change. In 2016, on the occasion of its fifth participation in this evaluation, ALTEN obtained the B rating. Only 28% of 5600 companies responding to the survey reached this score.